African American Student Union

AASU

PURPOSE, VISION, & MISSION

As the African American Student Union moves into its second operating year at Central, returners and new team members look forward to making this year impactful. Our mission and vision to equip our leaders, and bring change in Fayette, and in the community around us, still remains important to the organization.

While advancing, and bringing the CMU community towards social and cultural awareness, AASU hopes to leave a positive difference, and bridge the gap on the CMU campus.

The importance of diversity, and having organizations such as this, allow education institutions to make intentional efforts towards equal opportunities within the minority population here at Central. With addressing the needs, and awareness of today's inclusion helps create better dynamics at CMU not just a period of time, but to create longevity and leave an impact.

Even though we can't address all of social basis, change, inequality, we can spark positive conversation here at our campus to make step in the right direction. This year AASU has a full calendar for the upcoming school year, Hosting the 1st Black Alumni Reunion, Leadership and team members attending Diversity workshops, and building relations on CMU campus and outside as well.

AASU LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kiona B. Sinks
Position: Founder & President
Major: Sociology
Minor: Psychology
Graduation: Class of 2018
Hometown: Columbia, Mo.

Jada Gaines 
Position: Vice President
Major: Criminology 
Graduation Date: Class of 2021 
Hometown: Fayette, Mo.

Herman "Lee" Jimmerson
Position: Treasurer 
Major: Double Major Marketing-Communications
Graduation Date: Class of 2018
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Justice Rice 
Position: Secretary
Major: Psychology 
Graduation Date: Class of 2019
Hometown: Eldorado, Mo.

Larry J. Adams
Position: Social & Cultural Chair Committee
Major: Psychology
Minor: Sociology
Graduation Date: 2018 
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

Ronald McLean 
Position: Co-Chair Community Service
Major: Exercise Science
Graduation Date: 2018
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC.

De Vondre C. Barris
Position: Community Service Chair
Major: Church Leadership
Minor: Philosophy
Graduation Date: 2018
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Jerome Asbury
Position: Membership Committee Chair 
Major: Physical Education 
Graduation Date: 2019
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Tara Bush
Position: Public Relations Chair
Major: Church Leadership
Graduation Date: 2019
Hometown: Fayette, Mo.

Akeel Hercuspears
Position: Public Relations Chair
Major: Exercise Science 
Graduation Date: 2020
Hometown: Trinidad/Tobago

Zoey Glasgow
Major: Communications
Graduation Date: 2018
Hometown: Huntsville, Mo.

David Calloway
Position: CMU Staff Advisor
Head Football Coach
Hometown: Fayette, Mo.

Tyrone Flowers, JD
Position: Advisory Board
Founder & President
Higher M-Pact, Inc
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.

Briana Greer
Position: Alumni Committee Chair
KIPP Academy - Education Teacher
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.